Look du Jour #6: Terracotta. Again.

florence, duomo early in the morning, all saints, terracotta, marc jacobs denim chukka bootsOn me: AllSaints Granddad Collar Shirt, AllSaints Chinos, Marc Jacobs Denim Chukka Ankle Boots and Ray-Ban Wayfarer. 

The nice perk of traveling is that it gives you myriad chances to validate your own preconceptions about things. Pre-trip, I was fed on a daily basis with images of Italian men who are so well-dressed that I was overly excited to see them in the flesh. For the record, they are as good as they are cracked up to be. A lot of them have all the menswear thorny issues of tailoring, fit, mix and match and especially colors down to a science based on my observation.

They’re fearless when it comes to colors; really, no color is off the chart which is eye-opening and quite inspiring. Above was my attempt to channel the inner little Italian in me living colors to the fullest. Too bad I didn’t know beforehand that terracotta would be the color of Siena; otherwise, I would have blent in so well with these pants on that you would be wondering where the lower half of my body was. LOL.

Did you take some sartorial cues from Italians? How did it go?

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